World Watercolor Month is Officially Here!
Started by Charlie O’Shields, creator of the popular blog, Doodlewash, World Watercolor Month is a worldwide charitable event during the entire month of July with a portion of proceeds going toward The Dreaming Zebra Foundation. The nonprofit organization encourages children to “embrace their individuality, to express themselves creatively, and follow their artistic dreams,” according to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation website.
For 31 days, you can paint your world in watercolor and help spread awareness to arts education by helpings kids in need get some great art supplies! Even if you can’t donate, you can still join in the fun by sharing your watercolor paintings, goals or musings across social media, by simply using the official #WorldWatercolorMonth. Artists Network also plans to feature tons of watercolor works throughout the entire month on our Instagram page, @artistsnetwork, so you can tag us using #MyArtistsNetwork_WCMonth.
Need a little inspiration, Doodlewash provides 31 art prompts you can use to help make your daily commitment to watercolor a little bit easier.
But the fun doesn’t just stop there
To truly take part in World Watercolor Month, helping to share the importance of art and arts education, we are giving away art materials throughout the entire month of July! Yes, we are talking tons of opportunities to win some seriously sweet art swag.
From brushes and cleaners to watercolor paper and paint sets — provided by Blick, Derwent, General Pencil, Legion Paper, Strathmore and Artists Network — you will have a chance to win oodles of art goodies during the 31 days of watercolor.
The first giveaway on Thursday, July, 5, is an assortment of Strathmore 500 Heavyweight Mixed Media pads (valued at $146), so be sure to mark your calendars, artists! You can learn more about our World Watercolor Month giveaway extravaganza, and enter to win, here.
Showcase Your Work
While creating your watercolor paintings to take part in World Watercolor Month, why not also take time out to enter your work into the 10th Annual International Watermedia Showcase? Brought to you by Watercolor Artist magazine, showcase your talent to juror of awards, acclaimed watercolorist John Salminen, for a chance to win cash prizes and have your winning work featured in an upcoming issue of Watercolor Artist.
Whether you prefer to work with watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein or egg tempera, we want to see your watermedia creations! Read all about Watermedia Showcase and enter your paintings here. Good luck, artists!